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Contract Technical Writer, biotech in-house proc doc, onsite Foster City, 6+ mos, <$60/hr W2 (CLS-609)

Summary: Respected biopharmaceutical firm needs a contract in-house procedures tech writer to augment and improve documentation about their product development and manufacturing operations.

Job title: Contract Technical Writer, biotech in-house proc doc, onsite Foster City, 6+ mos, <$60/hr W2 (CLS-609)
Job code: CLS-609
Compensation: $45-60/hr W2
Location: Fully onsite, 40 hrs/week, Foster City (~3 miles from San Mateo CalTrain station)
Audience: Staff operating and maintaining sophisticated hardware and software for drug development
Tasks: In collaboration with Product Development, research and analyze product information that requires documentation. Using MS Word and Visio, write and maintain instructions and related content (see "Deliverables"). Also contribute to procedures related to FDA regulatory compliance.
Deliverables: (1) Product service instructions, (2) instruction sheets, (3) product labeling, (4) Specifications, (5) regulatory submission documentation
Tools: MS Word and MS Visio
Soft Skills: Reliable. Organized. Detail-oriented. Collaborative. Minimal ego.
Team: Solo writer collaborating with small team of project managers and scientists working onsite
Starts: ASAP
Duration: Full-time, 40 hrs/week, 6 months (renewable)
Relo/Visa help: No
Representation: Principals only, please


  • Proven ability to scope work, define project milestones, interact with diverse stakeholders, build consensus, and independently drive deliverables to completion
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and applicable quality system standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication, research, analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word
  • Shareable portfolio of clear procedures writing samples
  • Willingness and ability to work fully onsite, 9-5, in Foster City


  • Experience writing or editing in the life sciences industry
  • Working knowledge of Visio (or similar) for diagramming

To apply:

Please email your Word-formatted resume (and a cover letter highlighting any relevant but less-than-obvious experience) to Andrew Davis,, citing "CLS-609" in your Subject line.

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